Factory Farming Dangers

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The dangers of Factory Farming in America Traditionally farm cows and chickens roam around the wild free to eat whatever they wanted and have unlimited space. But now in the need for more food for the fastly increasing population. Factory farms have taken over the lives and wellbeing of these animals. Now “Broiler Chickens” and farm cows are confined to little spaces and are being fed food that doesn't fit their diet. The way broiler chickens and farm cows are raised is cruel, unhealthy for the animals, and unhealthy for human consumption. The way broiler chickens and farm cows are raised on farms in the US is cruel and inhumane. “Chickens raised for their flesh—called “broiler” chickens by the meat industry—are typically confined to massive,…show more content…
“Males who are not selected for breeding are castrated and called “steers”. To castrate the males, a knife is used to cut the scrotum and the testicles are removed. In the process, the “steer” loses a significant amount of blood. The pain is excruciating, considering that the tissues contain numerous nerves and blood vessels, and anesthetics are considered an unnecessary expense.” Breeding is supposed to be a natural occurrence but now, breeders can take one bull (male) and impregnate thousands of other cows. “Cattle” spend the first 6-8 months of their lives grazing. While this grazing period does satisfy some instinctual needs, “cattle” face many hazards in unnatural confinement. Restricted within a particular area, the “cattle” often have no refuge from extreme weather. Many die as a result of intense heat, hypothermia and seasonal floods. In 2009, approximately 91,000 “cattle” in North Dakota died due to flooding and extreme winter weather.”(MSPCK) The breeders and farmers are trying to put lots of cows in a little space. cows need room to rome and graze. the food that farmers are feeding the animals now a days are corn. cow naturally eat grass and corn isn’t even in there region, corn is hard on a cow's digestive system. At feedlots, cattle are crowded by the thousands into dusty, manure-laden holding pens. The air is thick with harmful bacteria subjecting the cattle to…show more content…
So what’s the end-result of the feed-’em-fast-and-cheap factory farmed method? Inferior food with negligible nutrients and more of the unhealthy fats.(Lipman 4) The food that you think is healthy really isn't. Cows are now more fatty than ever making them more appealing to buyers. also since corn cost less to buy than grass its a cheap
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